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  1. 'X Factor' U.K. Technical Glitch Leads to Screen Blackout

    December 02, 2013 11:33 AM EST The U.K. version of the Simon Cowell-produced X Factor hit the headlines here as the sound of apologies almost drowned out the singing. ITV, the show's commercial broadcaster, apologized to viewers after technical problems caused a screen bla ...

  2. One Direction, Katy Perry, Elton John to Perform on 'X Factor' U.K. Finale at Wembley

    December 02, 2013 6:00 AM EST ITV has announced a star-studded lineup of guest performers for the season finale of "The X Factor," led by Elton John. Also set to appear on the season-ending episode of the Simon Cowell-created show at London's Wembley Arena are b ...

  3. ITV to Bring Israeli Singing Competition 'Rising Star' to U.K.

    November 29, 2013 3:06 AM EST U.K. TV giant ITV said Thursday that it will bring its version of Israeli hit singing competition Rising Star to British audiences. The Keshet International hit format, which features real-time voting, has also been picked up by ABC in the U.S., a ...

  4. ITV Renews Simon Cowell's 'X Factor,' 'Britain's Got Talent' for Three Years

    November 15, 2013 12:01 PM EST U.K. TV network giant ITV on Friday unveiled a three-year deal that will keep Simon Cowell hit shows "The X Factor" and "Britain's Got Talent" on the air. The talent shows will remain on the network through 2016. The dea ...

  5. U.K.'s ITV Pushing for Simon Cowell Return As Judge on 'X Factor'

    August 15, 2013 2:30 AM EDT U.K. broadcaster ITV is making another push to get Simon Cowell to return as a judge on the U.K. edition of "X Factor" as part of negotiations to extend the talent show's run here beyond its upcoming 10th season. A current three-y ...

  6. 'X Factor' U.K. Judge Louis Walsh to Quit After Upcoming Season

    August 07, 2013 4:28 AM EDT Louis Walsh, a veteran judge on "The X Factor" in the U.K., says he will leave the music talent show after the upcoming season. The Irish music manager has been on the Simon Cowell developed show on ITV since its launch. "I'v ...

  7. Morning Fix: Rara Expands; Today's Apple Event; Bertelsmann, KKR & EMI; ATP Merger

    October 23, 2012 7:36 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters RARA ADDS IOS, EXPANDS MUSIC CATALOG, PARTNERS WITH LENOVO: On-demand subscription music company Rara has launched its service on Apple's iPad and iPhones , as well de ...

  8. Roger Faxon Joining Board of British TV Network ITV

    October 22, 2012 1:23 PM EDT Roger Faxon, former CEO of EMI Group Ltd, is joining the board of the UK's Independent Television Authority (ITV) as a non-executive director effective Oct. 31 2012, according to a release sent out by the network. "Roger will bring to th ...

  9. From This Week's Billboard: Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid Get Deep About the New 'X Factor'

    September 10, 2012 7:12 AM EDT Below is an excerpt from the cover story "The X Men" -- an in-depth interview with X Factor judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid about the second season of the show -- from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also features ...

  10. Preaching To The Choir

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Scala & Kolacny Brothers take the movie and TV world by storm. The female choir heard in the current trailer for Showtime's "Homeland" is the same one that became an Internet sensation after its version of Radiohead's " ...

  11. 'X Factor': The Billboard Cover Story

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT The U.K. version of 'The X Factor' launched global stars like One Direction and Leona Lewis. Can Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid do the same thing in the U.S.? The singing competition field is crowded, to say the least. It's been 11 year ...

  12. How Prince Harry Came to Play On UK's No. 1 Album

    June 06, 2012 8:41 AM EDT For just the second time in the history of the Official U.K. Albums Chart, a member of the British royal family is heard on a No. 1 title. For only the second time in the history of the Official U.K. Albums Chart, a member of the British royal fam ...

  13. Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concerts Draws UK's Largest TV Audience Year To Date, Beats Simon Cowell's 'Britain's Got Talent''

    June 05, 2012 11:51 AM EDT Sir Paul McCartney performing at the Diamond Jubilee celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's sixty-year reign was the UK's highest rated TV program this year. (Getty) The BBC said Tuesday that it drew the biggest British TV audience of the year ...

  14. Katy Perry to Perform in India for the First Time

    March 30, 2012 7:17 AM EDT NEW DELHI - Pop hitmaker Katy Perry is headed to India -- again -- only this time for a different kind of celebration. In 2010, Perry famously arrived in the state of Rajasthan to marry Russell Brand in a lavish Indian ceremony (they have since di ...

  15. BBC, ITV, Sky Accused of Coercing European Composers To Give Up Copyright

    February 29, 2012 8:48 AM EST BRUSSELS (AP) -- A group representing composers and songwriters is alleging that some of Europe's most prominent broadcasters are coercing them into giving up the copyrights to their work, sharply diminishing their earnings. The European Comp ...

  16. Apple Vs. Proview iPad Trademark Lawsuit Comes To U.S.

    February 24, 2012 7:48 AM EST SHANGHAI (AP) -- Apple Inc. is facing yet another challenge to its use of the iPad trademark in China - this time in a court in California. Proview Electronics Co., a unit of Proview International Holdings, which claims it owns the iPad name, file ...

  17. Adele Receives Apology From BRIT Awards for Acceptance-Speech Interruption

    February 22, 2012 10:47 AM EST The organizers of this year's Brit Awards have issued an apology to Adele for cutting short her second acceptance speech of the evening -- an incident which led to the singer raising her middle finger to the crowd and millions of watching TV ...

  18. Morning Heds: Tom Freston's Billion $ Revenge, HMV Bidders, Western Union Goes Hip-Hop

    January 04, 2012 9:21 AM EST Tom Freston's $1 Billion Revenge: Ex-Viacom Chief Helps Vice Become the Next MTV Forbes After Sumner Redstone fired Tom Freston from MTV, he helped Vice buy out Viacom's stake for an undisclosed amount and joined Vice as an advisor, one ...

  19. This Week in Billboard History: Simon Cowell's Pre-'American Idol' Idols; The Singing Nun Sets Chart Record

    December 12, 2011 8:25 AM EST Working out the Formula: Simon Cowell (left) and Robson Green and Jerome Flynn, two British actors who Cowell helped take to the top of the charts. 1995: Simon Cowell's Pre-American Idols: British Soldier Actors A report from London detailed ...

  20. Business Matters: Trans World's Music Sales Get a Boost From Healthy Catalog Performance

    May 23, 2011 6:19 PM EDT Trans World's Music Sales Get a Boost From Healthy Catalog Performance -- Trans World's first-quarter results were a good reflection of overall music sales: same-store revenue was down slightly, catalog sales were good -- they were great ...

  21. Simon Cowell Tops Mick Jagger, Sting In UK music Rich List

    May 04, 2011 10:29 PM EDT "The X Factor" and former "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell jumped to number 6 in the British music rich list in 2011 after his fortune hit 200 million pounds ($330 million), Britain's Sunday Times newspaper said on Thurs ...

  22. Adele's '21' Returns to Top of U.K. Charts, Foo Fighters at No. 2

    April 25, 2011 7:24 AM EDT Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) resumed its supremacy yesterday (Sunday) on the U.K. album charts moving back 2-1 after the Foo Fighters' "Wasting Light" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) last week broke its 12-week run at ...

  23. U.K. Xmas TV Commercial Synchs

    November 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST With U.K. retailers currently pulling out all the stops to entice customers into their stores, Billboard.biz looks at five U.K. TV commercials - kicking off with the holiday season's biggest synch star. -- Ellie Goulding "Your Song" ...

  24. ITV Renews 'X Factor' To 2013

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. TV network ITV has agreed a new, three-year deal for "The X Factor" and "Britain's Got Talent" with Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment and production company Fremantle Media. As part of the renewal, the broadcaste ...

  25. BRIT Awards Moves To O2 Arena

    September 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The BRIT Awards has confirmed its move to London's O2 Arena. The annual awards ceremony, organized by U.K. trade body the BPI, will take place on Feb. 15. It is sponsored by MasterCard. The move to the O2 had been expected. Earls Court confir ...

  26. The Muppets' Bandleader Jack Parnell Dies

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jack Parnell, who was bandleader on "The Muppet Show" for its five-year run, has died after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 87. During his career, Parnell was also musical director on "The Benny Hill Show." He joined the ...

  27. BRIT Awards To Move From Earls Court

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The BRIT Awards looks set to take place at the O2 Arena in London from 2011 after Earls Court representatives confirmed it was moving. The annual awards bash for the music industry, which is televised live on ITV 1, has been at Earls Court in West ...

  28. Jonathan Ross Signs ITV Deal

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. TV presenter Jonathan Ross will host a new primetime chat show on ITV1 in 2011. Ross is leaving the BBC this summer after nine years of hosting his Friday evening chat show on BBC One, in addition to the weekly Saturday show on AC network BBC ...

  29. Copyright Tribunal 'Setback' Dominates PPL's AGM

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Disappointment in the U.K. Copyright Tribunal's refusal to overturn its drastic reduction of tariffs charged to the hospitality sector dominated discussions at the Annual General Meeting of PPL , the U.K. music licensing organization, held to ...

  30. Scissor Sisters, Ozzy For iTunes Fest

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Scissor Sisters, Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Bennett have been confirmed for the iTunes Festival 2010 in London in July. The free month-long event, which launched in 2007, will return to the 3,000-capacity London Roundhouse and feature 62 bands over 31 ...

  31. Boyzone, Lady Gaga Top U.K. Charts

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Irish pop band Boyzone's "Brother" (Polydor/Universal) returned to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday, as Lady Gaga's "Telephone" (Interscope/Universal), featuring Beyoncé, started a second week atop the single ...

  32. EMI Watchers Praise, Critique Leoni-Sceti Legacy

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST While it's unclear whether EMI Music CEO Elio Leoni-Sceti resigned effective March 31 because he jumped or because he was pushed, industry insiders say EMI Music chairman Charles Allen’s expanded executive role has come to the right man at th ...

  33. ITV Says U.K. 'X Factor' Not Moving

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. broadcaster ITV says it has no plans to reschedule "The X Factor" talent show after Simon Cowell's U.S. deal created a potential clash with the stateside edition. On Monday (Jan. 11) Cowell confirmed his departure from "Am ...

  34. 'X Factor' Audience Peaks At 19.1 Million

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST The TV audience for the final of U.K. music talent show "The X Factor" peaked at 19.1 million, as viewers witnessed teenager Joe McElderry win the sixth series last night (Dec. 13). The show averaged 15.5 million viewers between 7.30pm a ...

  35. Leona Lewis, 'X Factor' Top U.K. Charts

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST ITV's "The X Factor" series tightened its stranglehold on the U.K. sales charts, securing a double victory for creator/judge Simon Cowell's Sony Music-distributed Syco Music label. The 2007 "X Factor" winner Leona Lew ...

  36. Cheryl Cole Fighting For Biggest Weekly Sale

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop singer Cheryl Cole has scored the highest first-day sale of the year with her debut single "Fight For This Love" (Fascination/Polydor), according to the Official Charts Co. She is set to go to No. 1 and could also have the bigge ...

  37. BRIT Awards 2010 Date Set

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. trade body the BPI has revealed that the BRIT Awards 2010 will take place on Feb. 16 at London's Earls Court Arena. It will be the 30th occasion on which the British music awards ceremony has been staged. Although the BRIT Awards launche ...

  38. HMV's Fox, Apple's Cagni Top 2 For ITV CEO: Report

    July 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT HMV chief executive Simon Fox and Apple's most senior executive in Europe, Pascal Cagni, are the frontrunners to become the next chief executive of British broadcaster ITV, according to The Times. The report said ITV was almost certain to app ...

  39. ITV To Screen Unseen Michael Jackson Footage

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT ITV is promising exclusive unseen footage of Michael Jackson from the private collection of the singer's friend Uri Geller in a forthcoming documentary, "My Friend Michael Jackson: Uri's Story," its production and distribution ...

  40. CMT Debuts 'The Singing Bee' Tonight

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Inspired by the musical comedy "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," in 2007, TV producers Phil Gurin and Bob Horowitz starting pitching the notion of a karaoke-style 'singing bee' to networks around the globe. First th ...

  41. Sony/ATV, Granada Developing TV Series

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Country songs can sure tell stories. Now the TV production company Granada America wants to make some of those stories into a series of one-hour TV dramas. The film-producing duo of Mark Roberts and Lorena David ("Strangers With Candy," ...

  42. Cilmi To Play Brits Launch

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australian teenage pop act Gabriella Cilmi will perform at the Brit Awards Nominations Launch, held Jan. 20 at London's Roundhouse. U.K. alternative act Florence & The Machine, winners of the 2009 Critics' Choice Brit Award, will als ...

  43. AC/DC Returns To Euro Chart Summit

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST AC/DC returns to the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart with "Black Ice" (Columbia/Sony BMG), as Britney Spears secures a second week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "Womanizer" (Jive/Sony BMG). "Bla ...

  44. Heathrow Hosts Royal Talent

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Terminal 5 World Duty Free (WDF) store at London Heathrow Airport will host a live performance from Natalie Anderson, of ITV medical drama "The Royal," just days before the release of her debut album, "Return To Me" (Shephe ...

  45. Former Radio 2 Boss Joins Universal Music U.K.

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Lesley Douglas, who quit as controller of BBC AC station Radio 2 last month, has joined Universal Music U.K. as director of programming and business development. Her appointment becomes effective on Dec. 8 and she will report to chairman David Jos ...

  46. ABBA Fever Heats Up U.K. Charts

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Swedish dance artist Basshunter arrived at No. 1 on the U.K.'s individual artist album chart Sunday (July 20) with "Now You're Gone -- The Album" (Hard2Beat), while Dizzee Rascal's "Dance Wiv Me" (Dirtee Stank), ...

  47. Artists Confirmed For Nokia Green Room

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Chris Brown, the Courteeners, Robyn, the Count and Sinden and Beardyman are among the first acts confirmed to take part in the Nokia Green Room, a new weekly entertainment U.K. TV series due to start April 6. The 30-minute show will run for 15 wee ...

  48. Royal Honors For Kylie, Parkinson

    December 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue, veteran British broadcaster Michael Parkinson and Beggars Group chairman Martin Mills are among the music industry names on Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's Honours list. The list, based on recommendat ...

  49. Leona Lewis Holds Steady On U.K. Charts

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Syco Music/Sony BMG vocalist Leona Lewis continued her reign over the U.K. sales charts yesterday as her debut, "Spirit," started a second week as Britain's best-selling album and "Bleeding Love" headed up the singles surv ...

  50. Britain's ITV Revamps Online Music Service

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST National British network ITV is adding downloads to its online music offering. Digital music service provider 7digital has partnered with ITV to power the broadcaster's new download store, at www.itv.com/music . London-based 7digital boasts a ...

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